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Title 17 : Elections

Chapter 049 : NOMINATIONS

Subchapter 002 : NOMINATION BY PARTY COMMITTEE

(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2385)
  • § 2385. Statement by committee officers; consent of candidate

    (a) When a nomination is made under the provisions of this subchapter, the chairman and the secretary of the committee making the nomination shall file a statement of nomination in substantially the following form:

    "The  ...................................................... met on  ............................... and nominated the

    (name of committee)                              (date)

    following person (or persons) to be a candidate (or candidates) of the

    .................................................................... for the office (or offices) indicated

    (Name of political party)

    .................................................................................................................................................

    (Name of candidate)              (residence)                       (office for  which nominated)

    "Notice of the meeting was properly given in compliance with all requirements of section 2383 of Title 17 and the procedures required by section 2384 of Title 17 were followed. A copy of the notice of the meeting is attached. "We swear under oath that we understand the above provisions of law and that the statements we have made in this document are true. Sworn to before me

    ...........................................................                         ..........................................................

    Notary Public                                                                 Signature of Chairman

    ...........................................................                         ..........................................................”

    Date                                                                              Signature of Secretary

    (b) The statement of nomination shall be signed by the chairman or acting chairman and secretary or acting secretary of the committee making the nomination. They shall swear in their statement of nomination that the notice requirements of section 2383 of this title and procedural requirements of section 2384 of this title were complied with and that the persons listed as candidates were nominated at the meeting.

         (c) A copy of the notice that was sent to all committee members pursuant to section 2383 of this title shall be filed along with the statement of nomination.

         (d) Except in the case of nominations for justice of the peace, the candidate named in the statement shall file a consent to having the candidate's name printed on the ballot, similar in form to the consent required in section 2361  of this title before the last day for filing statements of nomination. It shall be sufficient for meeting this requirement if the candidate signs the statement of nomination with a statement in substantially the following form:

     

         "I consent to having my name printed on the general election ballot for the

     office of _______________________________________________________________ .

    (office for which nomination was made)

     

         My name (as I wish it to appear on the ballot), town or city of residence and party are as follows:

    ____________________             ____________________________  _______________________

    Name (please print)             Town of residence (please print)         Party (please print)

    ______________________                 __________________________________________

    Date                                                                  Signature of Candidate

                      ___________________________________________

    Mailing Address

    (e) In the case of nominations by town committee or caucus for the office of justice of the peace, before filing the statement of nomination the chairman, acting chairman, secretary, or acting secretary shall check with each nominee and confirm that he or she consents to have his or her name printed on the ballot as a candidate for that position and to serve if elected. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1979, No. 200 (Adj. Sess.), § 27; 1985, No. 137 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 2001, No. 83 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)